Midweek Mergers: May 28

28 May 2014 | Sophie Donoghue


Capacity brings you the latest mergers and acquisitions in the wholesale arena. If you have any deals you'd like us to share, please tweet us @capacitymag or email editorial@capacitymedia.com.

Deal of the week


The EU has approved Hutchison Whampoa's $1 billion bid for Telefónica’s O2 Ireland. [read more]

Midweek Mergers


Foxconn Technology Group is set to buy a stake in mobile operator Asia Pacific Telecom for approximately $390 million. [read more]

Network equipment vendor Cisco has acquired threat analysis company ThreatGRID in an effort to boost its cybersecurity portfolio. [read more]

India’s Reliance Group is reportedly in talks with China’s Citic Telecom over the sale of part of its undersea cable assets. [read more]

Internet performance solutions provider Dyn has acquired internet intelligence provider Renesys for an undisclosed sum. [read more]

International Investments


Telekom Austria’s board will give no recommendation on América Móvil’s offer to acquire outstanding shares in the company for $2 billion. [read more]

Abu Dhabi officials have reportedly given Etisalat a $500 million grant towards its planned acquisition of a 53% stake in Maroc Telecom. [read more]

Nokia is set to increase its focus on network security as it prepares to launch a security unit on June 1. [read more]

Telecom Italia shareholders Assicurazioni Generali and Mediobanca are reportedly planning to sell their stakes in the Italian company next month. [read more]

Infrastructure company Helios Towers Africa has indicated its intention to take part in Bharti Airtel's upcoming tower infrastructure auction in Africa. [read more]